Welcome to Colin Bell and the start of IC Digital

Identity Consult is absolutely delighted to announce the appointment of Colin Bell, who joins the business to head up IC Digital, our revamped Digital Services offering.

August 10, 2020

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Colin, who assumes the role of Head of Digital, has a wealth of hands on operational experience within the digital space, particularly within Tier 1 contractors, and joins Identity Consult from Sir Robert McAlpine, where he worked as a Regional BIM Manager, responsible for delivering a robust and measurable strategy across more than 30 projects in sectors including higher education, healthcare, leisure, education, retail, commercial and PRS, within the Scotland and Northern region. As part of this role he was also strategically responsible for the delivery of the next iteration of their digital strategy being rolled out in 2020/2021.


Colin’s experience and desire to deliver a service which brings genuine value, made him the perfect appointment as Identity Consult looked forward to the future of delivering projects in a Digital world. His appointment allows us to focus on the key (digital) problems within the industry and will enable us to realise our aspiration to become a ‘one-stop shop’ for digital transformation and construction services, and critically look to build upon the well-established BIM Leader and Assurance roles which we have historically provided.


In what can be a daunting exploration for many, it is our aim to simplify the digitisation of construction, by advising our Clients how to adopt new methodologies which drive resilience from within and show how the integration of forward-thinking strategies and industry leading technology and processes delivers consistent, measurable, and sustainable benefits to the projects they deliver.


Colin said “I have known and worked with Identity Consult for a number of years. From my early discussions with the business, I resonated not only with their approach to project delivery, but also their enthusiasm to understand more about what digital can mean and how this could integrate with the wider services Identity Consult offer. The thought of how this would add value and benefit the numerous and varying stakeholders the company works with was an extremely exciting prospect.


Now I have joined the business, I am absolutely delighted to be able to take on this role, using my operational and delivery experience to offer meaningful and practical advice. Our digital and cultural transformation is underpinned by a desire to be better, to learn and to communicate with all stakeholders across a project, where we can add genuine value to projects through digitisation and provide the missing piece to our clients which can lead to longer term business resilience and success. IC digital will further advance our well-established BIM Leader and Assurance roles, expand our core BIM services, but also provide a range of new strategic services aimed at delivering greater value, on a wider scale, through support of all stakeholders from clients, developers and contractors right through to subcontractors, manufacturers and the supply chain.”


Mark Doherty, Managing Director for Identity Consult said “Digital has been on the agenda for Identity Consult for a number of years now, and along with our continued growth and our strong position as we came out of the 19 / 20 financial year, it was the right time to invest and take our Digital offering to the next level. Colin was the perfect fit to enable this to happen, and will now be able to drive this service offering forwards in a hands on way, enabling our clients to continue to benefit from the most experienced people in our business, delivering and implementing their digital initiatives. It is an exciting time for our business, and we are thrilled to have Colin on board our help deliver our vision, which will ultimately benefit our clients.”


There will be further updates on IC Digital over the coming months, but in the meantime please visit the IC Digital section of our website to find out more about the services we offer:


Should you wish to get in touch regarding a project or business opportunity, we would be delighted to hear from you and help you realise your digital potential.


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